The Reagan Battalion

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The Reagan Battalion or thereaganbattalion.com is described by "The Washington Post" as simply "a conservative site". Its Twitter handle is @ReaganBattalion.[1]

Role in Milo Yiannopoulos's "fall from conservative grace"

The Twitter account of "The Reagan Battalion" tweeted out a five-minute-thirty-second clip of an over-two-hour-long video of Milo Yiannopoulos on "The Drunken Peasants" show that led to his "fall from conservative grace" in February 2017.[2] The video had been around since 4 January 2016, was publicly available on YouTube and had been viewed over 250,000 times before it came to the mainstream media's attention.[3][4]

Position on the alt-right

"The Reagan Battalion" is against the alt-right movement. On 10 June 2017, an Oath Keeper briefly choked an alt-rightist who had tried to join a demonstration supporting the statue of Sam Houston in Houston's Hermann Park. The alt-rightist had brought signs containing memes, one of which said: "No blood for Israel". The other Oath Keepers talked the man who was choking him into letting him out of the chokehold, which lasted about five seconds. The alt-rightist was then escorted out of the area by a large group of Oath Keepers, amid jeers from the crowd, and taken to police.[5] The following day, "The Reagan Battalion" posted this tweet, which was apparently addressed to Richard Spencer:

External links

References

  1. Abby Ohlheiser (21 February 2017). "The 96 hours that brought down Milo Yiannopoulos". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. German Lopez (24 February 2017). "Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos". vox.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. "Milo Yiannopoulos - PaulsEgo - TheAmazingAtheist - and More! DPP #193". YouTube. "Drunken Peasants". 4 January 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. "Did Milo Yiannopoulos Defend Pedophilia On Our Show? - Cool Cat Creator's Gun DVD - More - DPP #330". YouTube. "The Drunken Peasants". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. Andrew Kragie, Brooke A. Lewis (12 June 2017). "Video: Alt-right protester choked out for waving meme signs at Sam Houston monument protest". chron.com. Retrieved 13 June 2017.